The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including Baker Mayfield wanting to add size to his frame.
Mayfield is not shy about throwing his body around the field to make plays happen. But at the same time, he can put himself at risk of injury trying to do whatever it takes to make a play.
Because of this, Mayfield changed his mindset during the offseason to help prepare his body for taking the potential big shots. And the mindset change did not include taking less chances on the field.
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In today’s featured article, Mayfield explains that he believes he is playing at the right weight now, which should help carry over to the field on game days.
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"“It is a better weight,” Mayfield said. “I feel like I cleaned my diet up. Just being able to treat this offseason and come in to this year not having to do combine training and be able to focus on football related things. I feel good. As long as I am still able to move around, if I can add a little muscle mass to protect myself, that is good.”"
One of the biggest reasons Mayfield mentioned for the weight change is so he does not have to worry about whipping himself into shape before the season. Instead, he has been able to get more football things done earlier. But he also mentions that building up some extra muscle should help him protect himself on the field, which is what the organization will want to hear.
The Browns decision to sign Jaelen Strong in the offseason was seen as a low risk, high reward move. And its starting to look like they could be rewarded for their decision, as Casey Kinnamon notes that Strong is emerging as a playmaker for the Browns.
"But this was Camp Freddie, and Baker Mayfield saw a difference as well as anyone.“He wanted to get his message across as far as toughness and discipline,” the quarterback said. “He never wavered from what he told us at the beginning. It was up to us to buy in.“He’s been that same guy every day. It’s been a really good camp.”"
Under Freddie Kitchens, the Browns had a training camp most teams do not have anymore, which included extremely physical practices. With Kitchens wanting the Browns to be the toughest team on the field, he needed to run that type of camp. And it seems like the players felt it was a good camp, even with the extra hitting.
The Cleveland Browns announced the signing of wide receiver Braxton Miller on Wednesday, despite having a good group of wide receivers. Although he may have been signed too late to make a real impact in the wide receiver competition, Miller’s addition creates some intrigue as to how the bottom of the wide receiver depth chart will shake out.